11 July, 2013

Pig’s ears Cotyledon orbiculata

by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa


We garden for biodiversity. It is winter in South Africa and our garden is in party mode, filled with flowers. The sunbirds aggressively defend their chosen patch from any intruders. We flower in carnival gaudy red and yellow. The Red Bishops and yellow Cape and Masked Weavers appropriately dressed for the festival. I will take cuttings from our aloes since I have proof at Scenic South that they will grow in our False Bay garden one day.

Cotyledon orbiculata leaves